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Comment: Re:Well no shit! (Score 2) 232

by John Bokma (#49303303) Attached to: FTC: Google Altered Search Results For Profit

on iOS you can only use the bundled one and nothing else.

It's a little less simple than that. On iOS you have to use Apple's browser engine. You are free[1] to wrap your own user interface around it, like for example Google's Chrome does. As a user I don't care much about the browser engine; it's like whining that mobile phones use USB to charge.

[1] free as in what Apple allows in its app store

Comment: The Languages of Pao (Score 1) 274

by John Bokma (#49285083) Attached to: Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World
"The planet Pao has a stagnant culture. Scientists of the neighboring world Breakness launch a ruthless experiment, jarring Pao into new vitality by installing three class-languages; one for a warrior class, one for technicians, and one for merchants. But their formula contains weaknesses of their own degenerate culture. Beran Panasper- heir to the throne of Pao- has been spirited away to Breakness to be trained as a tool for later subjugation of Pao. But he still has a mind of his own, and his Paonian characteristics will blend with Breakness science in an unexpected way!"

+ - Bidding farewell to Google Code->

Submitted by John Bokma
John Bokma (834313) writes "Beginning today, we have disabled new project creation on Google Code. We will be shutting down the service about 10 months from now on January 25th, 2016. Below, we provide links to migration tools designed to help you move your projects off of Google Code. We will also make ourselves available over the next three months to those projects that need help migrating from Google Code to other hosts.
  • March 12, 2015 — New project creation disabled.
  • August 24, 2015 — The site goes read-only. You can still checkout/view project source, issues, and wikis.
  • January 25, 2016 — The project hosting service is closed. You will be able to download a tarball of project source, issues, and wikis. These tarballs will be available throughout the rest of 2016.

    Google will continue to provide Git and Gerrit hosting for certain projects like Android and Chrome. We will also continue maintaining our mirrors of projects like Eclipse, kernel.org and others.

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